SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThe java-1.5.0-sun packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary contain security flaws and should not be used.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.
The Sun 1.5.0 Java release includes the Sun Java 5 Runtime Environment and the Sun Java 5 Software Development Kit.
The java-1.5.0-sun packages are vulnerable to a number of security flaws and should no longer be used. (CVE-2009-3555, CVE-2010-0082, CVE-2010-0084, CVE-2010-0085, CVE-2010-0087, CVE-2010-0088, CVE-2010-0089, CVE-2010-0091, CVE-2010-0092, CVE-2010-0093, CVE-2010-0094, CVE-2010-0095, CVE-2010-0837, CVE-2010-0838, CVE-2010-0839, CVE-2010-0840, CVE-2010-0841, CVE-2010-0842, CVE-2010-0843, CVE-2010-0844, CVE-2010-0845, CVE-2010-0846, CVE-2010-0847, CVE-2010-0848, CVE-2010-0849)
The Sun Java SE Release family 5.0 reached its End of Service Life on November 3, 2009. The RHSA-2009:1571 update provided the final publicly available update of version 5.0 (Update 22). Users interested in continuing to receive critical fixes for Sun Java SE 5.0 should contact Oracle :
An alternative to Sun Java SE 5.0 is the Java 2 Technology Edition of the IBM Developer Kit for Linux, which is available from the Extras and Supplementary channels on the Red Hat Network.
Applications capable of using the Java 6 runtime can be migrated to Java 6 on: OpenJDK (java-1.6.0-openjdk), an open source JDK included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, since 5.3; the IBM JDK, java-1.6.0-ibm;
or the Sun JDK, java-1.6.0-sun.
This update removes the java-1.5.0-sun packages as they have reached their End of Service Life.
SolutionUpdate the affected java-1.5.0-sun-uninstall package.